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Tree Campus USA

SIU has been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management! Our school has received the designation for Tree Campus USA! Read about it here.


To celebrate our new designation, we hosted a campus tree planting in April 2016!

Below are some photos and media coverage of our event. 

Tree Planting

Click on the photo above to see our local newscast regarding the event!

Student tree planting

Students and Staff Tree Planting
Student and Staff participants planting trees to celebrate our Tree Campus USA designation in April 2016

Tree Campus USA SIU Committee members include:

  • Ashley Bergman, Forestry Student              
  • Elizabeth Cheek, Account Technician, Grounds Department
  • Dr. John Groninger, Forestry Department       
  • Geory Kurtzhals, Sustainability Coordinator
  • Mark McDaniel, Carbondale Arborist             
  • Katherine McGrath, Forestry Student
  • Dave Tippy, Superintendent of Grounds

Tree planting event